Classical Philology (Bachelor)

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The bachelor's programme in Classical Philology provides students with extensive knowledge of antique language and culture. In addition, students get an introduction to the interpretation of antique works of literature, as well as the impact history of antique thought. The degree programme aims to equip students with the necessary skills for critical and systematic academic research. Depending on the chosen specialisation (Latin or Greek), students have to provide evidence of knowledge of the respective language before admission. In addition, they have to provide evidence of knowledge of the respective other language by the end of the degree programme.

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 033 681

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits (including 45 ECTS credits of extension curricula)

Language: German

NO entrance examination



Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study programme

The bachelor's programme in Classical Philology consists of an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP), a phase of basic education, compulsory modules on antiquity studies and Greek, and the specialisations in either Latin or Greek studies. To successfully complete the bachelor’s programme, students have to write a bachelor's thesis.

Five concepts

which you will deal with during your studies (examples):

  • Antiquity studies
  • Antique rhetoric
  • Impact history
  • Virgil
  • Greek studies

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

After Graduation

Graduates can pursue a career in the following fields:

  • theatres
  • museums
  • cultural institutes
  • exhibitions
  • cultural journalism.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University of Vienna regularly surveys graduates after the completion of their degree programmes about their experience with their degree programme and the university itself. The survey gives you insight into graduates perspectives of their studies from a subject and organizational related point of view.

Information about the Graduate Survey

Career Tracking of Graduates

The alumni tracking provides information on the career progression of the graduates of the University of Vienna and provides orientation for entry into the profession after graduation (e.g. search duration of first job, salary development and sectors in which graduates are active).

Information about the Career Tracking of Graduates